April 15th A Big Day For Maples Collegiate...Amnesty Hosts
Maples Collegiate recently hosted our first Social Justice and Stewardship Fair. We were delighted that the fair was as successful as it was. We hope that we have been able to share with our school and school community those values that remind us that there is a much that needs to be tended to in our global community. We hope that these issues have been exposed, and we hope that our viewers and supporters are made aware of ways to help make them better.
As for our group experiences, we couldn’t have had a better time. We are very pleased to see all of the positive attitude flowing amongst the students and staff members. We feel that although this was our first annual fair, we rallied together and made the best out of our first time experience. Next year, we hope to improve upon some areas and make next year even better! We would like to extend a special thank you to all of the participating students for all of their hard work as they made this event very special. We also must thank all of our donors and guest speakers for their contributions, as they added excitement and enthusiasm to this event.
Thank you again, and with your help, we hope to make this event an annual success!
Your Maples Amnesty Group
The concept of social justice is best understood as forming one part of the broader concept of justice in general. To comprehend it properly, we should begin by looking at justice as a whole, and then attempt to mark off that division of justice which we call social justice. In essence, social justice is concerned with equal justice, not just in the courts, but in all aspects of society. This concept demands that people have equal rights and opportunities; everyone, from the poorest person on the margins of society to the wealthiest deserves an even playing field. This event, organized by the members of Maples Collegiates Amnesty International Group, represented not only the issues of human rights and social justice, but also provided a way in which the community as a whole was made aware of how to protect these often violated rights of humans and to become stewards of our land and our people. I was invited to this remarkable event to judge the presentations on the subject of social justice and social issues prepared by the very students of Maples Collegiate. The exhibits presented a variety of different issues, after viewing most of the 80 exhibits of the Fair, I was very pleased to see the amount of effort made on behalf of the students, to make their school as well as their community aware of the alarming and unimaginable incidents occurring around the globe.